Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center Awarded Two Prominent Certifications

(Houma, Louisiana) Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center (MBPTGMCCC) has received accreditation from The Commission on Cancer (CoC) and re-certification by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Both are prestigious accomplishments for the Cancer Center that recognize the comprehensive patient focused program for its exceptional resources and highly experienced and compassionate physicians and team members.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) granted MBPTGMCCC a three-year accreditation. MBPTGMCCC earned this voluntary accreditation through a survey process, and maintains levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.  Demonstrating MBPTGMC takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists.  At MBPTGMC this multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, Quality Oncology Performance Improvement (QOPI) ® Certification Program is a rigorous certification process that compares clinical performance from the facility to data from other practices across the country. To become QOPI® Certified, the Cancer Center submitted to an evaluation of their entire practice and documentation standards. Also, there was an on-site survey to ensure the facility met core standards in areas of treatment.

“We are very proud of the COC and QOPI accreditations, and of our physicians and staff that helped us to achieve these prestigious honors,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO.  These achievements emphasize our commitment to providing the highest quality cancer care for our patients.”

When patients receive care at a MBPTGMC Cancer Center, they also have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.


About Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center provides the full spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship for those in the Bayou Region. Its services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. The Cancer Center is nationally accredited with commendation and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as well as the national Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the prestigious American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).